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May 24, 2012 | By

Paul Thomas Anderson keeps his new film "The Master" mysterious

There has been much speculation and controversy surrounding Paul Thomas Andersen follow up film to 2007's "There Will Be Blood." Originally, reports indicated that the "The Master" would be about Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, but PTA is so secretive about his filmmaking process, nobody was ever completely sure. The trailer for the film was just released, but instead of giving us more of an idea about the plot, it's only confused us more. What we do know is that Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a religious leader in the US who sees his organization gain fame and followers, and Joaquin Phoenix plays a lost soul who gets sucked into the movement. Smells like Scientology, but the trailer focuses almost entirely on Phoenix's ambiguous troubles--we don't see Hoffman at all. We'll have to wait and see the actual film.

The Master is set to hit theaters this October. Watch the first official trailer for the film below.

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